Chris Freytag

Chris Freytag

Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Health Coach


Group and Personal Fitness


University of Wisconsin



​Chris Freytag is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering fitness and weight training. She is a nationally-known fitness expert who has been teaching, training, writing books, and speaking on the subject of health and fitness for the last 25 years. Chris is the founder of, a fast-growing digital publishing company that reaches over 2 million users a month through the website, newsletters, and social media. She also launched, a membership-based website that offers full-length workouts to stream on any device, anytime, anywhere.

In addition to this, she teaches classes at Life Time Fitness, is a contributing editor to Prevention Magazine, and the fitness expert for the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Along with being an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, personal trainer, and health coach, she is Pilates-trained and Yogafit certified.


Chris Freytag graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 with a degree in Journalism and a passion for fitness.She is an ACE certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor. Chris has more than 25 years of experience helping people lose weight, gain muscle and get fit.

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